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Bucaille, Maurice
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Maurice Bucaille (1920–98) was a French gastroenterologist and author and an advocate of the so-called “scientific accuracy” of the Qurʾān. Independent biographical sources on him are scarce. In his books, he hints at his studies in a Catholic high school and his early misconceptions about Islam. Encouraged by Muslim patients to read the Qurʾān, he began studying Arabic around 1970. In the mid-1970s, as a member of a medical commission, he examined the mummies of the thirteenth-century B.C.E. pharaohs conserved in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. He attained celebrity with La Bible, le …

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Bigliardi, Stefano, “Bucaille, Maurice”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27311>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 9789004435971, 20210901, 2021-5

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